Forgotten people betrayed by blind elites to the bitter end

Forgotten people betrayed by blind elites to the bitter end, by Grace Collier.

Foolishly, my husband made a substantial election wager with me, and lost. He has no interest in politics, and fell prey to the shouting from the hysterical media. …

So many people who should know better have been so busy grandstanding and name calling (bully, bigot, racist, sexist, homophobe, insane lunatic) that they didn’t see what was right in front of their noses. Anyone who tried to say that Trump would win was shouted down, abused and ridiculed. It was simply not worth sticking your head up.

Today, a lady confessed to me she was ashamed to be an American because the election had been so ugly. I told her never to be ashamed, to be proud. She lives in a great country, the greatest on the planet. She works two jobs to get by, and this is hard, but in Australia, she could just have a bunch of kids, sit at home doing nothing and be paid by the government more than $50,000 a year, tax free.

She regarded me with shock and disbelief. How could this be, how could any country do that, why would they do that, surely that is insane? I had no answers for her, and then I was the one who felt ashamed.